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sdalohagirl
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I have lots of plain chipboard -- I figured that buying them plain would allow me to customize the chipboards with colors that would match my patterned & solid paper.

I plan on using stamps and embellishments, but what do you all recommend for basic background color? I was thinking paints would be good, but I currently own none, so I would love to hear recommendations on what to use on plain chipboard.


Edited by sdalohagirl on 03-18-08 09:39 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Scrappin B
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I like Delta Ceramcoat craft paint. I use it for stamps and all kinds of other stuff.

Is that the kind of paint you were thinking of??


 
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I like just the cheap acrylics at Walmart. Delta and Plaid are good, and even the cheapest (Apple Barrel) are fine to use. They're much nicer IMO than the "scrapbook" paints because you can get Waaaaaay more for your money.


 
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I like Folk Art. Seems to have the nicest and most opaque coverage.

And it's inexpensive like a lot of the other ones, too.


 
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Yeah... Folk Art is a good one. I find that Apple Barrel dries out fast if you're not using it all the time.

Folk Art is on sale a lot at Michael's. Although... one of them is always on some kind of a great sale.


 
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true, true.


 
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You can also use ink to cover your chipboard. I use Making Memories . I just love the colors...and I got them really cheap. I used to use delta, and they are pretty good too.


 
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I like MM scrapbooking paints. More expensive than the others (which I do have) but I like the coverage better. My preference of the less expensive brands is "Anita's". Much like MM's.


 
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Maybe try the Ranger acrylic paint dabbers. I haven't tried them but they are on my wish list because I saw them in a video. The think I like is that you don't need a paint brush. They seemed very handy. I think I saw them on the video for Tim Holtz Fragments.



 
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I like my Liquitex tube acrylics. A lot.


 
iluminot
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I use Apple Plaid Barrel, or something like that... it's the cheap ones at Walmart. In my opinion, they cover much better than the MM paints-- the MM paints are too thin. Plus I can get five bottles of paint for every MM paint!


 
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I have tried most of the options and I like Making Memories and the Ranger Dabbers the best. The seem to dry the fastest and have the best coverage. And they dry matte. I also love that you don't need a brush withe dabbers!


 
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Thanks to all for your recommendations. I will head to Michaels tomorrow and see if I can find the Folk Art. I may also try out the Ranger Ink Dabbers because I like the idea of not needing paint brushes.


 
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hiedi swapp's paint is pretty good...i just got some a few a weeks back. it actally dries pretty face too. i painted some chipboard and actually id it with my finger. so it gave a textured look. then i rubbed a stamp across it to give an older look. it turned out really good!!!


 
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I like MM paints!


 
spend2much
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Making Memories or Plaid from Wal Mart.
Basically they do the same thing but if it has a brand name attached 2 it then it's gona cost more. Plaid has nice metallic paints and the results r great and the cost is cheaper than the 1's made by a sb mfg.
To each her own!


 
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I use ink and paint--MM is my favorite. May be more expensive, but it's thick, dries fast, and comes in so many colors that match my other sbing materials.


 
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Just a thought.... I really like using the grey sponge applicators with the as paint brushes for chipboard and stamps. You get a much more even stroke than you do with a painbrush...

I find that helpful.


 
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You can also ink the edges for a great look. I use ColorBox inkpads and have written up a technique on the subject on my site. www.redvellum.com

Best of luck!

Kimberly


 
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I second the Ranger paint dabbers post :smile : I have only one in pink but they are SO convenient IMO, it takes forever and a lot of pumping to initially get the paint covering the dabber but after that its smooth sailing and one coat is almost enough. They are a little more expensive but if you have the budget they are deffinately worth it!


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I like MM because they don't run as much and are less likely to cause the page to curl.

I love Ranger too, but they cost more than MM. MM works great for me.


 
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Huh.

Am I actually the only one out there that uses the Liquitex?

Honestly, this stuff is far better than Delta, Ceramcoat, and whatever else is out there in the bottles. The tubes of Liquitex acrylic are great to work with, thicker than the bottled acrylics, and so they don't warp paper as badly.


 
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  • www.redvellum.com Said:
You can also ink the edges for a great look. I use ColorBox inkpads and have written up a technique on the subject on my site. www.redvellum.com

Best of luck!

Kimberly



yeah... i like ColorBox.. I have some of the pigment pads and I have all the petalpoints. I don't like that they take a long time to dry though. But I love the color selection and the color choices.


 
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  • Scrappin B Said:
  • www.redvellum.com Said:
You can also ink the edges for a great look. I use ColorBox inkpads and have written up a technique on the subject on my site. www.redvellum.com

Best of luck!

Kimberly



yeah... i like ColorBox.. I have some of the pigment pads and I have all the petalpoints. I don't like that they take a long time to dry though. But I love the color selection and the color choices.



You have ALL the petal points?! WOW!


 
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UGH Fiance and I just went on a hunt for MM paints, they are NO where to be found!!!! GRR!


 
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  • PookasCrayon Said:
I like my Liquitex tube acrylics. A lot.



I second that. I was an art student before I started scrapping... using the supplies I was already comfortable with just seemed natural to me. Plus I can mix any color I want fairly easily. I use like 6 colors (including black and white) and can match anyhting with them... I've yet to find a "craft" paint that lets me do that.



 
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  • Jenny from the Crop Said:
I like Folk Art. Seems to have the nicest and most opaque coverage.

And it's inexpensive like a lot of the other ones, too.



OK - I went out and bought some Folk Art paint. I painted my chipboard letters silver. It took two coats, wasn't too messy (I made sure that I put the chipboard on newspaper), and it dried in a flash!

If you're interested in the final result, it's the "Tahoe 2004" layout at my gallery (and it won't be difficult to pick out the LO: I have less than 10 so far, but I'm working on new ones!)

I think the next step is try using paints directly on paper and other areas.

I love this forum thank you for all your tips.


 
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I like the look of adding glitter to them. I got great MM glitter, nice and super fine. I just use my trusty glue stick and then sprinkle away.

I seen one lady that uses her PP and her Xacto (sp) knife. I dont think I have that much patience LOL..but paint wise, I love Folkart the best. I use Apple and the like but prefer Folkart.


 
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They sell MM paints at Target. If you have one, did you check? It might have them in stock-- but all stores are different!


 
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In response to photo_chick

  • photo_chick Said:
  • PookasCrayon Said:
I like my Liquitex tube acrylics. A lot.



I second that. I was an art student before I started scrapping... using the supplies I was already comfortable with just seemed natural to me. Plus I can mix any color I want fairly easily. I use like 6 colors (including black and white) and can match anyhting with them... I've yet to find a "craft" paint that lets me do that.





I've got a ridiculous 36 tube set (and larger tubes for when I run out of the "usual" colors), but I tend to only use about 10 of them regularly. I love how they work on paper, far better than more liquid acrylics. A lot of the pictures in my gallery of an altered book are done with either stamp pad ink, or Liquitex acrylics (and a few watercolor pages -- who needs gouache, I have gesso!).


 
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  • PookasCrayon Said:
  • photo_chick Said:
  • PookasCrayon Said:
I like my Liquitex tube acrylics. A lot.



I second that. I was an art student before I started scrapping... using the supplies I was already comfortable with just seemed natural to me. Plus I can mix any color I want fairly easily. I use like 6 colors (including black and white) and can match anyhting with them... I've yet to find a "craft" paint that lets me do that.





I've got a ridiculous 36 tube set (and larger tubes for when I run out of the "usual" colors), but I tend to only use about 10 of them regularly. I love how they work on paper, far better than more liquid acrylics. A lot of the pictures in my gallery of an altered book are done with either stamp pad ink, or Liquitex acrylics (and a few watercolor pages -- who needs gouache, I have gesso!).



I never thought to use watercolor... and I actually really like gouache, but I don't have my own set. I used to use my professor friend's. But I never thought to incorporate that in my scrapbooking.

You're full of great idea's!


 
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In response to Scrappin B

And people worrying about curl with watercolors ... just turn it over, and iron it. Not a problem.



 
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neat... i'll remember that!


 
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